File Clerks

General Information

Description

File correspondence, cards, invoices, receipts, and other records in alphabetical or numerical order or according to the filing system used. Locate and remove material from file when requested.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Legal Services
  • Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
  • Offices of Physicians

Job Outlook

Employment of information clerks is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028. Employment growth of information clerks will vary by occupation. (See table below.) Growth in the overall employment of information clerks is expected to be limited as organizations and businesses combine their administrative functions. For example, businesses increasingly use online applications for benefits and employment, thereby streamlining the process and requiring fewer workers. Furthermore, increased use of online ordering and reservations systems and self-service ticketing kiosks will result in the need for fewer clerks to process orders and maintain files. In some businesses, including medical offices, receptionists and other workers are increasingly performing tasks that used to be done by clerks.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$31,700

State-by-state Salary

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$45,870
$19,690
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 40%
  • Master's degree 25%
  • Associate's degree 10%
  • Post-secondary certificate 10%
  • Less than high school 7%
  • Some college 4%
  • Bachelor's degree 1%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Clerical
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Mathematics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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